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Reuben Harrington

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BENNINGTON -- Reuben A. Harrington, 91, a longtime resident of East Main Street, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2007, at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center following a brief illness.

Born in Shaftsbury Sept. 20, 1915, he was the son of the late Ernest and Lena (Bouplon) Harrington. He received his education in the Shaftsbury and Bennington schools. Mr. Harrington was a World War II Army veteran who saw action in France, Italy and England.

He married the former Marguerite Schnurr on Oct. 21, 1946, in White Creek, NY. Mrs. Harrington died May 22, 2005.

Mr. Harrington was employed at Morse Construction in Bennington for many years prior to his retirement. He was member of Elks Lodge 567, Moose Lodge 1233, VFW Post 1332 and American Legion Post 13, all of Bennington.

An avid outdoorsman, he especially enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Survivors include a daughter, Tracey L. Harrington of Billerica, Mass.; a son and daughter-in-law, W. James and Mary Bartlett of Troy, N.Y.; six grandchildren, Vicki Potter, Melissa Bartlett, Wells Bartlett, Waylon Bartlett, Justin Bartlett and Kyle Bartlett; two great-grandchildren, Jeffrey and Nathan Potter; a sister, Marion Daigneault of Bennington; several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews and cousins. In addition to his wife, Mr. Harrington was predeceased by three sisters, Edith O’Brien, Clara Harrington and Dorothy Bushee.

The funeral will be held from the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007, at 10 a.m.

Friends may call at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Monday from 3 to 6 p.m.

Burial will take place in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Bennington County Inc. through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Sept. 1, 2007
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